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Posted: 01/05/2011

Weeksville Heritage Center

Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) is a 19th century African American historic site located in central Brooklyn, WHC’s mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement. The historic site consists of four wood-frame houses that date from the 1840s, fully restored and their interiors furnished to reflect three different time periods: the 1860s, the early 1900s and the 1930s.

Historic Preservationist
Internship Opportunity
Brooklyn, NY
Open Until

The Historic Preservation Intern will assist the Preservation Manager in completing the second phase of a neighborhood resource survey within the historic Weeskville boundary. The Historic Preservation intern will research selected properties, taking a more in-depth study of specific historic resources already surveyed in the Weeksville area. Internship duties include detailed recording and architectural documentation using the NYC Landmark guidelines and National Register survey guidelines; photograph historic property; and background research into the historic property, including identifying and reviewing relevant historic maps, deeds, city directories, tax photographs, and other property records. Interns will be introduced to historic preservation practices and have an opportunity to gain hands on historic resource survey experience. A Historic Preservation internship at Weeksville is an ideal way to learn more about local history, African American studies, architectural research, and interact with neighborhood organizations.

Applicants should have an academic background in a relevant discipline, such as preservation, urban planning, history, architecture, African American Studies, sociology, or anthropology. Candidates should also have a creative mind, the ability to work independently; excellent organizational, research, and communication skills; be able to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds and interests; knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop, and Adobe Acrobat; and be comfortable learning new software programs and technology.

How to apply
To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Veronica Gallardo, Preservation Manager at vgallardo@weeksvillesociety.org. For more information on Weeksville, please visit: www.weeksvillesociety.org.
Veronica Gallardo
Phone: (718) 756-5250
1698 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11213

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